QA Manager

Job Description

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Quality Manager at this multi-site UK food producer. Reporting directly to the Site Technical Manager you will assume full responsibility for the QA function assisting with the management of third party accreditation and internal / external audits and customer visits whilst driving continuous technical improvements.


Main duties include:


  • To manage all QA functions and aspects of quality, food safety and legality within the manufacturing site.
  • To maintain and develop the existing quality systems and procedures to ensure the high internal and customer expectations are met or exceeded at all times.
  • Assist in maintaining existing third-party accreditation.
  • Ensure all products conform to or exceed the agreed customer specifications.
  • Ensure that the site Hygiene standards are managed.
  • To compile customer reports as and when required.
  • Ensure all procedures and methodologies are carried out to relevant standards.
  • To ensure the existing quality systems and procedures address all aspects of applicable legislation as amended and third-party accreditation scheme protocols.
  • Review the existing quality system on an annual basis.
  • To ensure the correct management and issuing of all controlled documents and internal specifications.
  • In conjunction with the Technical Manager/QA Supervisor maintain and develop the existing finished product QAS system, procedures and assessment aids.
  • To manage the issuing/communication of all non-conforming product, ensuring all agreed remedial actions are taken and that the relevant personnel are aware of their responsibilities.
  • To assist in managing and development of the internal audit schedule.
  • Audit the site QA function on a regular basis.
  • To manage, train and develop all members of the QA team.
  • Assist the Technical Manager with customer/third party audits.
  • Management of the pest control contractor, issuing and progress chasing action reports.
  • To review and trend microbiology and chemistry results.
  • Lead/assist with continuous improvement projects and other similar activities.
  • Maintain high standards adhering to Health and Safety procedures.
  • Assume responsibilities of team members in their absence.
  • To deputise for the Technical Manager


Requirements, experience and person specification


  • Educated to degree level or equivalent preferably within a food Science background.
  • Demonstrable experience in a high and low risk food environment.
  • Experience in a customer facing role, working with major retailers
  • Hygiene & Chemical Training
  • Basic Microbiology Knowledge
  • Lead Auditor qualification
  • HACCP L4 qualification